What Was Fact And What Was Fiction In Argo? The CIA Weighs In

Ben Affleck's 2012 film Argo was based on a real CIA mission to rescue six US diplomats from Tehran during the Iran hostage crisis, but some events were changed for the sake of narrative and drama. In a series of tweets, the CIA offers its own account of what's fact and what's movie fiction. » 11/11/14 9:40am 11/11/14 9:40am

If you're not watching Warehouse 13, you're kind of a bad person

We're not judging or anything, but yeah — if you're not watching Warehouse 13, then your soul is probably in mid-decay. And you're part of why we can't have nice things. Tonight's midseason opener is a pretty good jumping-on point for all things Warehouse, too. Plus check out our guide to all the rest of the week's… » 4/29/13 9:00am 4/29/13 9:00am

Lost Jack Kirby storyboards show the insane world that could have been …

Ben Affleck's hit movie Argo owes everything to a movie called Lord of Light, an adaptation of a Roger Zelazny novel. Lord of Light sat in development hell until CIA operative Tony Mendez renamed it Argo and used this insane scifi movie as a cover story to smuggle 6 Americans home from Iran. » 2/21/13 3:00pm 2/21/13 3:00pm

Argo is a fantastic movie about a time when we all thought science…

Ben Affleck's nearly perfect new movie Argo plays with contrasts quite a lot. Again and again, the fake space opera film that the CIA is creating in Affleck's film is juxtaposed with depressing real-life events, like the Iranian hostage crisis and America's Carter-era malaise. Affleck takes the then-brand new myth of … » 10/12/12 9:00am 10/12/12 9:00am

The Biggest Science Fiction Movie Hoaxes (and Scams) of All Time

In Argo, which opens tomorrow, Ben Affleck reconstructs the real-life story of how a CIA operative created a fake science fiction movie to get some diplomats out of Iran. But that's not the only science fiction movie in history that turned out to be a hoax, or a scam. Or a tax shelter. » 10/11/12 12:05pm 10/11/12 12:05pm

10 Reasons to be Excited About Pop Culture This Fall

There are just four months and change left to 2012 — and even if we don't get destroyed by a solar Maya neutrino asteroid, we'll still end the year with a bang. The final third of 2012 is going to be an exciting time to be a science fiction and fantasy lover — with tons of brilliant movies, must-watch television, plus… » 8/17/12 12:15pm 8/17/12 12:15pm

First Trailer for Argo, About the Fake Science Fiction Movie that…

In 1979, 66 Americans were taken hostage when the US embassy was attacked in Tehran, for 444 days. But six American diplomats avoided capture, and were later smuggled out of the country thanks to a fake science fiction movie called Argo and the help of legendary makeup artists John Chambers (Star Trek, Planet of the… » 5/08/12 12:53pm 5/08/12 12:53pm